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Category Archives: The NH State Park Experience

Fidgety Fish of Umbagog Lake

Fidgety Fish of Umbagog Lake

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On Thursday August 16,2015, Umbagog Lake State Park hosted a New Hampshire Fish and Game’s “Lets go Fishing” event. Every summer, New Hampshire Fish and Game, the Umbagog Wildlife Refuge, as well as NH State Parks, work hard to plan … Continue reading

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Last Weeks of Summer

Last Weeks of Summer

Posted on by Colleen O'Connell

August is great time of year to experience New Hampshire. With hot days and cool nights, it is a great time to get outdoors. One great place to enjoy these last few weeks of Summer is White Lake State Park. … Continue reading

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A Hidden Gem in the Notch

A Hidden Gem in the Notch

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In the shadow of Cannon Mountain, lies a resident of Franconia Notch State Park that is hidden away.  It doesn’t get all the glitz and glory of the Flume Gorge. It doesn’t have an aerial tram leading up to its … Continue reading

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Happy Campers

Happy Campers

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Each weekend I wonder who I’m going to meet around the Bear Brook campground, how many people are going to come to my programs, and then I cross my fingers for beautiful weather. One of the many things I love … Continue reading

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Going Back in Time at the Pierce Homestead

Going Back in Time at the Pierce Homestead

Posted on by Colleen O'Connell

New Hampshire is fortunate to be home to many great historic sites. One of these is the Franklin Pierce Homestead. Built in 1804 by Benjamin Pierce, the house sits on a beautiful piece of property in Hillsborough New Hampshire. Today … Continue reading

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A Magical Time of Year for the Loon Fanatics

A Magical Time of Year for the Loon Fanatics

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“Have you heard the loons yet?” This was a question that I had been asked by so many people after moving to New Hampshire. I thought maybe it was just coincidence, or a topic of small talk familiar among the … Continue reading

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Monadnock Walks: Alternatives to Summiting

Monadnock Walks: Alternatives to Summiting

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Mount Monadnock is known for its summit: the bare schist boulders and breathtaking 360 views that reach to Boston. To get to the summit, however, can be a daunting task. A minimum four-mile trek with boulders, smoothed rock, and steep … Continue reading

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Wondrous White Lake Walk

Wondrous White Lake Walk

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They take a deep breath in. It’s controlled and elated, with each inhale they bring themselves further away from the distant memory of stress, and soothed into a nubile state of complacency. As the air leaves their lungs, consumed of … Continue reading

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Tucked Away at Pawtuckaway

Tucked Away at Pawtuckaway

Posted on by Colleen O'Connell

Tucked into a quiet corner of Nottingham, is Pawtuckaway State Park. It is a great place to vacation for many reasons. The park is home to a large campground, and a beautiful day-use area with many amenities. Earlier this month, … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Beaches

A Visit to the Beaches

Posted on by Colleen O'Connell

When many people think of the seacoast they often think of warm sunny days. Yet in New Hampshire, the cloudy days can be just as amazing. Recently, I was lucky enough to spend a day out on the ocean. I … Continue reading

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